Retired in our 50's and full timed for several years. We are now in our RV only about half of the year. Snowbirds in the winter and travel to rally's in the summer. Enjoy meeting people, learning new things and seeing different parts of the country close up.
He likes to help fix anything and is the person the RV club members ask to help. She enjoys learning new crafts.
We have 2 very friendly dogs, a border collie and a heeler mix. They love to make new friends.
Desert southwest in the winter, national forest in the summer.
Our summer home is in Oregon and our winter home is in Arizona.
We have an '17 Winnebago Spirit, 31' with slides. We tow either a 2004 Toyota Tacoma PU, or a Honda CRV.
Cal and Judie's kindness is off the charts! They helped us out in so many ways, including letting us know about a work camping job nearby, helping Randy fix a broken jack and so much more! We had fun playing bingo, got together for pizza and thoroughly enjoyed there company. Randy and I loved seeing the wild burros they told us about, one of them snorted at me when I got too close! We hope to see Cal and Judie again, maybe in Oregon.
Plenty of space in quiet area, full hookups, and friendly hosts.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Really appreciated the services but especially your company. Give Missy and Clyde an extra hug for us. Pat & Ron.
We had a wonderful time at Cal& Judy's place! They are very gracious host's , and very knowledgeable about boondocking, including things to see and do in the area. They kindly gave us full hookup, and their large fenced lot was perfect for our dog Lassie to play with their friendly dogs. We highly recommend their place, and we had a great visit.We add them to our "Friends " list, and welcome them to visit us when they roam north! Ron & Elizabeth.
Cal and Judie were exceptionally generous in hosting us for a boondocking evening at their home outside Salome, AZ. We learned a great deal form them about Escapees, which they enjoy and participate in. Cal and Judie have two very friendly border collies. We spent time in the evening over a fire, looking at the mountains far away and exchanging stories. We worth a visit, and they also have a property in Oregon we intend to visit if we are in that area for the summer. Their property is set up to accommodate up to 3 boondockers at any one time. We will visit again in the future.
We were hosted by Cal and Judie, for one night at their home in La-Pine. First experience with BoomCampers Welcome as guests. We spent the evening with the welcoming couple, which gave us Lot's of good tips and advices, as experienced RV users. Were invited to stay more nights, but had to continue. Communication before and during hosting was good. If you are travelling to Bend and/or Crater Lake area - highly recommending ! Hope to meet again in AZ.
Cal n Judie welcomed me to their place for the last night of my long trip from Texas to Madras for 2017 Eclipse. Pretty place, sweet dogs, enjoyed visiting with them. They have 30A hookup, so I was able to fully charge my battery before 5 days of boondocking at Solartown.
This might be a long recommendation. We stayed with Cal and Judie. They met us as we drove in, to open the gates and help us set up. Then we enjoyed the evening visiting with them in their beautiful home. We travel with a cat and a dog. Our cat has always stayed fairly close to camp so she is free to roam. As we started to leave Monday morning our cat was not to be found. We waited, searched and called for about six hours and still no cat. With a heavy heart we left for the coast. Thursday morning we are in Coos Bay and receive a call from Judie. Cal has spotted our cat. We immediately drove back to Cal and Judie's. Again they were outside waiting on us when we arrived at around 4 pm. But no sign of our cat. Again, this was Thursday. Cal and Judie told us to stay as long as we needed to look for our cat. Luckily our cat shows up at 11 that night. These folks where simply AWESOME all the way around. Before the missing cat, after the missing cat and after our cat returned. We can never thank them enough for their kindness and hospitality!!!!
Cal and Judie were so helpful and couldn't have been any nicer!!! We stayed 3 nights and will stay again when back in the area. They have very sweet dogs too! Our kids loved exploring and being free to play there also! Camped in a 39 foot 5th wheel.
We were made very welcome by Cal & Judie, very quiet locayion and only a few mile off the Hwy with good access and plenty of room to turn a big rig on the property. We were on a schedule so only able stay one night. Thanks guys for your hospitality.
These folks are truly awesome! They agreed to accept a package for us, an ordered placed after we left home, and communicated with us in our travels. We arrived on a day the temps were near 90, helped us set up, and let us not only plug in but turn our a/c on to cool the rig off. Space and turning around is not a problem here. If you are looking for aquiet, peaceful location in the pines, wow, this is the place! They have two rescues, a border collie and healer/border collie mix that are so well trained and friendly it is a delight to share time and the couch with them. Don't pass by these young folks in your travels, they have lived such interesting lives, have traveled many miles, and have so much wisdom and experience to share! Catch them early if you can (we certainly will again!), because if you don't they will probably be off on their own adventures!
Really enjoyed getting to meet Cal and Judie. Very gracious hosts who live on a gorgeous piece of property with a ton of room for the rig and tow car. They even had a 30 amp outlet for us to use. Easy in and out for parking. This was our first time using Boondockers and we are "sold" on the program. If they'll have us back, we will definitely stay here again. Thanks.
These hosts were very welcoming and helpful, they have a great site with all the important things. They are friendly and gave us lots of good information about the area. Enjoyed the time we spent here!
Cal n Judie are with out a dought very gracious host. We had a wonderful time there. Even let our dog run free in the yard. It was nice to have a place to stay that was not near RR tracks or Hwy,s. It was so quite !!!!!!! Thanks Cal n Judie.
My husband and I had an amazing time at Cal and Judie's place. Our dog loved the fenced in yard and the company of their two furbabies, Clyde and Missy. Clyde and our Sadie were inseparable during our time there. We were so excited about the full hook ups as that is hard find boondocking. Cal and Judie were so gracious and even let us pick oranges and grapefruit from there trees. We had such a good time that we ended up staying another night and met up with them at our next destination. Definitely recommend this oasis in the desert.
We spent 2 nights with Cal and Judie and their dogs, Clyde and Missy. They were welcoming and kind, we felt At home instantly. We couldn't have had a better place to ride out a rain and wind storm. Their place is beautiful with distant views of the gorgeous mountain ranges, the inky black sky full of brilliant stars, and awesome cloud formations. Our dog is pouting as we drive away. She will certainly miss being able to just go out the door of our RV to play safely and vigorously with her two new friends on their fenced in acre lot. She slept like a log those two nights and will be dreaming of Clyde and Missy tonight I am sure. Cal and Judie could not have been more gracious and had it not been for our need to reach our next destination today, we would love to have taken them up on their offer to share Christmas dinner.We look forward to seeing them again for sure in AZ and in Oregon. What a great first boondocking experience!
Gated, super level, full hook-ups, Amazing Sunsets and even more amazing folks. Cal and Judie are FANTASTIC people and we very much enjoyed visiting with them. Their place is very cool and has inspired us to look into Salome more for ourself. :) Thanks so much for your hospitality, hope to see you in Quartzsite and hopefully in Oregon too. Happy Travels - Guy and Christa
We loved staying here. They were gracious and welcoming and we enjoyed talking with them. They made us feel like family. Their large fenced property that was ideal for our dogs. These are two enthusiastic RVers that welcome company. Thanks!
Though we only stayed one night, Cal and Judie were very gracious hosts. There site is nice and quiet and in the country. There two dogs were very friendly. My husband enjoyed seeing Cal's workshop and having a beer. Would highly recommend staying here!
We had a wonderful experience staying with Cal and Judie. They were extremely helpful and accommodating. They have a large property with a private dirt site tucked away in the back for our rig. Their property is within 45 minutes of Bend and a little over an hour from the beautiful Crater Lake. We loved the areas so much that we asked to extend our stay there by a few more days and they were more than happy to have us. It was a pleasure getting to know the two of them and their friendly pups. We will absolutely be visiting the area again and will be sure to reach out to them.
Our first boondockers welcome experience was so remarkably amazing we didn't want to leave. We made new friends in Cal and Judie and our dog Diesel made two new friends with Missy and Clyde. We camped in a 40' motorhome with 16' trailer and there was plenty of room in an incredibly scenic setting with access to every kind of recreation my heart could possibly desire. Hiking, road biking, mountain biking, 4-wheeling, fishing. Cal and Judie are wonderful people and wonderful hosts. Thank you for opening your beautiful property and giving us tips on the area. We enjoyed are stay immensely. Pardon the effusiveness but I can't say enough.
Wonderful hosts, that ended up being from the same part of the country we are from. Perfect private spot in the back of their property. Thank you so much for offering your place.
We were thrilled to make the acquaintance of Cal and Judie and to spend time at their place. We appreciated the fact that the location of the motor home was behind a large, totally fenced in area that allowed our dog to run around without being on a leash and enjoyed getting to know Cal and Judie. We would highly recommend their place for privacy, safety, and the ability to get know some great people.
Cal, Judie and their dogs were wonderful hosts! This was our first time using Boondocking and we were thrilled to visit with Cal, Judie and their dogs. They both provided us with great tips for RV'ING since this was our first big RV trip.
We couldn't be happier. Our first experience with Boondockers Welcome and it was magical. These two people should be given an award for hospitality and compassion. Should you be near this wonderful couple...contact them. If you're treated the way we were, you'll be very pleased.
This is a quiet country site. lovely spot to relax and rest up. Our host and hostess were outstanding!!! Cal helped us back in with awesome instructions. for non backers, he is patient and kind and informative with guiding us back thru the gate. WOW! it was a one time with no over corrections. Judy was sweet and kind and gave us all kinds of great information on what to see and where to go. Distances too, She even looked up our next stop. I would return in a heart beat.
It sounds corny but it really was an excellently convenient location from which to start exploring the area - (La Pine State Park, Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Paulina Lake and Peak, Obsidian Flow, Lava Cave, Lava Lands...) Cal and Judie have a lot of RV experience, lots of space to accommodate your RV on their easy-access circular driveway or side drive, and were very communicative, helpful and friendly. Thanks Guys, it's great that you're there! Dave R from California.
Nancy and I had a great time at their perfect setting. Thank you for your wonderful fellowship.